Columnists Opinion

Obama finally ready to discuss poverty

President Barack Obama recently participated in a long overdue panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University. As regular readers of this column know, I have been complaining for years about the fixation this administration has had on helping the middle class while giving only passing mentions to race and poverty. I wrote in July 2013, “According to Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: More housing segregation on the way

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to do what many realtors, developers and mortgage lenders have long chomped at the bit at and that’s to gut the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The law forbade intentional and, by extension, disparate discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. The implicit understanding in the law was that Read More…